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Jeudy is currently visiting an up-and-coming in-state program.
Dec 3, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban claps during the first quarter of the SEC Championship college football game against the Florida Gators at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Chalk up another recruiting victory for Nick Saban and company.
Oct 1, 2016; Columbia, SC, USA;  South Carolina Gamecocks offensive line coach Shawn Elliott directs his players against the Texas A&M Aggies at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
A member of South Carolina's 2017 class took to Twitter to react to the news that OL coach Shawn Elliott had accepted a head coaching gig elsewhere.
Nov 21, 2015; Stillwater, OK, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Jarrett Stidham (3) tries to avoid the tackle of Oklahoma State Cowboys linebacker Jordan Burton (20) in the second quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Jarrett Stidham might be the prize gem of this year's transfer class in the SEC.
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Watkins has the size needed to play right away.
Sep 12, 2015; Knoxville, TN, USA; General view during the first quarter at Neyland Stadium during the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the University of Tennessee. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
The Volunteers remain hot on the recruiting trail, picking up another commitment for 2017.
Sep 19, 2015; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen looks at the scoreboard during the second half of the game against the Northwestern State Demons at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State won 62-13.  Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
Despite some interest from other prominent SEC programs, the Mississippi State commit isn't wavering.
Myles Brennan prepares to throw a pass on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com
Shortly after Ed Orgeron said he wanted a dual-threat quarterback and offered 5-star Alabama commit Tua Tagovailoa, Myles Brennan, a 4-star pro-style passer, reopened his recruitment.
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The 2016 Iron Bowl may already be in the books, but the war continues between in-state rivals Alabama and Auburn.
Nov 7, 2015; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; General view of the field prior to the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers during the first quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports
Najee Harris is committed to Alabama, but will shop around before making a final decision in February.
Jan 1, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones and  his team celebrate as they beat the Northwestern Wildcats in the 2016 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 45-6. Tennessee Volunteers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Trey Smith has given Tennessee fans reason to celebrate Tuesday.
Oct 24, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Jarrett Stidham (3) stiff arms Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Darian Cotton (23) during a game at McLane Stadium. Baylor won 45-27. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
Several SEC schools have been reportedly courting the former 4-star prospect, including Auburn, Florida and Texas A&M. It makes sense for each of those schools to want Stidham on campus, only it appears the Aggies are no longer interested.
Sep 3, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; The SEC logo on the field prior to a game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the UCLA Bruins at Kyle Field. Texas A&M won in overtime 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
Very few prospects will be as busy as Cam Akers in the coming weeks.
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Where Myles Brennan ends up is anyone's best guess at this point...
Oct 1, 2016; Baton Rouge, LA, USA;  LSU Tigers interim head coach Ed Orgeron celebrates after a touchdown against the Missouri Tigers during the fourth quarter of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
It appears LSU fans won't have to worry about one commit taking other visits anytime soon.
Oct 11, 2014; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin before a game against the Mississippi Rebels at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
The Aggies now have five pledges for 2018.
Sep 3, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; The SEC logo on the chains during a game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the UCLA Bruins at Kyle Field. Texas A&M won in overtime 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
The SEC East has some very talented players slated to join the division next season.
Dec 3, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; View of a pylon with the SEC logo during the first quarter of the SEC Championship college football game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
The recruiting season is about to percolate at a rapid pace.
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Tennessee rolls out the Orange carpet for five-star prospect Trey Smith.
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Cam Akers is going to be a very good college football player, wherever he ends up.
Nov 2, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A Georgia Bulldogs helmet sits on the sideline during the first half of the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports
Georgia received a verbal commitment from a highly touted wide receiver on Thursday afternoon.
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Ed Orgeron meant it when he said 'Now, the real war’s starting in recruiting' after he was officially tabbed as LSU's full-time head coach last week.
Nov 5, 2016; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban greets LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron following the Tides 10-0 win over the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
The Baton Rouge native appears to have not made his final decision.
Jan 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban leads his players onto the field prior to the game against the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Alabama's prized recruit for the 2017 class talked about his recent LSU offer Wednesday.
Sep 24, 2016; Knoxville, TN, USA; General view during the second half of the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Florida Gators at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 38-28. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
The Volunteers now have a pair of Independence High teammates pledged for 2019.
Sep 17, 2016; Columbia, SC, USA;  South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp during the "Gamecock Walk" into Williams-Brice Stadium before the game against the East Carolina Pirates. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
The Gamecocks are now at 20 commits in their 2017 class.
Sep 17, 2016; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain looks on against the North Texas Mean Green during the first quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Gators are down to 14 commitments for 2017.
Nov 28, 2015; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers fans show their support for LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles outside Tiger Stadium prior to kickoff against the Texas A&M Aggies. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
LSU landed a commitment from a top Texas prospect Sunday.
Sep 19, 2015; Columbia, MO, USA; A general view of the field before the game between the Missouri Tigers and Connecticut Huskies at Faurot Field. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Jafar Armstrong holds the Kansas record for most receiving touchdowns.
Dec 30, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA;  Texas A&M Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin prior to the 2015 Music City Bowl against the Louisville Cardinals at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
Owens has changed his mind after pledging to the Aggies last month.
NCAA Football: Auburn-Spring Game
Auburn picked up a commitment from a talented wide receiver.
Oct 15, 2016; Athens, GA, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Derek Mason pumps his fist reacting to a defensive stop against the Georgia Bulldogs at the end of the fourth quarter at Sanford Stadium. Vanderbilt defeated Georgia 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
The Commodores now have 13 pledges for 2017.
Jan 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide mascot waves the flag after a touchdown over Clemson Tigers during the first half in the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
The No. 3 Texas prospect visited Tuscaloosa when the Crimson Tide took on the Aggies.
Nov 12, 2016; Gainesville, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp reacts against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The JUCO prospect is opening up his recruitment.
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The Hogs get some good news on the recruiting front.
Sep 19, 2015; Columbia, MO, USA; A general view of the scoreboard and the rock M seating area before the game between the Missouri Tigers and Connecticut Huskies at Faurot Field. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
The Tigers now have 13 pledges for 2017.
Sep 17, 2016; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema looks on after defeating the Texas State Bobcats 42-3 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Bumper Pool had offers from three division rivals.
Sep 17, 2016; Auburn, AL, USA; Texas A&M Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin looks on prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports
Kimball dual-threat quarterback and lineback Devodrick Johnson has pledged to Texas A&M again.
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Tennessee picked up a commitment for its 2017 class on Saturday.
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The Peach State product had three other SEC offers.
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Brodarious Hamm was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in March.
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South Carolina's prized four-star receiver from the 2017 class had surgery that 'went well' today.
Sep 3, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; The SEC logo on the chains during a game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the UCLA Bruins at Kyle Field. Texas A&M won in overtime 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
Aubrey Solomon is a top 2017 defensive tackle prospect from Georgia.
NCAA Football: Outback Bowl-Michigan State vs Georgia
The future Bulldog found a way to have a signing ceremony before graduating early.
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One of Virginia's top prospects is looking a trio of SEC schools.
Sep 19, 2015; Columbia, MO, USA; A general view of the field before the game between the Missouri Tigers and Connecticut Huskies at Faurot Field. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
The Tigers are now at 12 commitments for 2017.
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Auburn's highly touted 2017 running back prospect had a strong showing on Thursday night.
Jan 1, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones and  his team celebrate as they beat the Northwestern Wildcats in the 2016 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 45-6. Tennessee Volunteers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Vols land verbal commitment from top Alabama linebacker prospect.
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Auburn landed a speedy three-star all-purpose back from the 2018 class on Wednesday night.
NCAA Football: South Carolina at Florida
Florida gets its running back commitment Wednesday morning.
Oct 1, 2016; Oxford, MS, USA;  Mississippi Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze walks through along the field before the game against the Memphis Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.Mississippi won 48-28. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
Jones is regarded as a top Louisiana prospect.
Apr 8, 2016; Gainesville, FL, USA; A general view of the "Home of the Florida Gators" sign during the Orange and Blue game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Blue won 38-6. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports
The in-state prospect has dealt with suspensions.
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Well, this is a new one in recruiting.
Oct 15, 2016; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks running back Devwah Whaley (21) rushes during the second half against the Ole Miss Rebels at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas defeated Ole Miss 34-30. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
One Razorbacks target had a unique visit to Fayetteville.
Sep 12, 2015; Knoxville, TN, USA; General view of Neyland Stadium at halftime during the game between Tennessee Volunteers and the Oklahoma Sooners. Oklahoma won 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
Vols offer intriguing prospect from Alabama.
Oct 1, 2016; Baton Rouge, LA, USA;  LSU Tigers interim head coach Ed Orgeron is dunked with a cooler by quarterback Caleb Lewis (8) and wide receiver Stephen Sullivan (10) following a win in his first game against the Missouri Tigers at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Missouri 42-7. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Orgeron, the Tigers would love to be celebrating with Gatorade baths after victories. Brennan might get them to that spot.
NCAA Football: Southern Mississippi at Alabama
The Crimson Tide pledge shared the invitation via his Twitter account.
Sep 24, 2016; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones leaves the field for halftime after the second quarter against the Florida Gators at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
Vols suffer a decommit Thursday.
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Brenton Cox dropped his top 10 on Tuesday morning, and four SEC schools were included.
Oct 1, 2016; Athens, GA, USA; Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Rashaan Gaulden (7) defends on a pass intended for Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie (16) during the fourth quarter at Sanford Stadium. Tennessee defeated Georgia 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
In order for the Bulldogs to reach their offensive potential, wide receiver needs to be a priority on the recruiting trail, and the coaching staff appears to be in agreement.